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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 3, 2016

Same name for RPG built-in Functions and SQL functions.

I don't understand why some functions present in RPG and SQL have different name. For example, %TRIMR and RTRIM, %TRIML and LTRIM, %SUBST and SUBSTR. Please, create an RPG alias equal to SQL name.

Use Case:

Every time I use thats built-in functions, I write SQL format and I don't understand why LPEX sends me an error.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Oct 28, 2016

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

  • Guest
    Aug 4, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #92547 in product IBM i.